[SASAG] Low Cost iSCSI/FC Storage

Michael Halligan michael at halligan.org
Wed Apr 29 18:18:09 PDT 2009

Randy Bias over at Neotactics.com is a a fairly frequent evangelist of  

On Apr 29, 2009, at 4:50 PM, Nick Webb wrote:

> Hi All,
> Does anyone here have any experience with Nexenta appliances
> (http://tiny.cc/CwUwX) or Open-E?  I've heard a little good and a lot
> of bad about Open-E, but it seems it might work for certain
> situations.  For Nexenta I've heard practically nothing, good or bad.
> I'm looking at these as well as a Dell MD3000i to serve up mass
> quantities of lower performance, but hopefully very stable, storage.
> We have a clariion, but it's just too costly when you need 20TB or
> more...
> Also, does anyone know of any low cost FC options in the same class of
> storage?  Most of our servers are already connected to a FC fabric, so
> it would be nice not to cable up more interfaces.
> Of course I'm looking to stuff whichever solution chock full of
> 7200RPM 1TB SATA drives.
> Nick
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